The mobile phone of today is not just a tool for sending text messages and making voice calls, it is a highly complex device with several features. Your mobile device is also an alarm clock, a device for storing files and reading e-books, a music player, a GPS navigation tool, a gaming console plus a digital camera. Some elderly people may find it difficult using these intricate mobile phones and they may desire an unsophisticated phone for seniors.
All these seniors want is a phone that can send text messages and make voice calls. All the apps available in today’s mobile phones such as Android devices are of no interest to them. A number of mobile telecommunication firms do offer mobile devices optimized for the elderly but it is also possible to hide all the intricacies and apps contained in the usual Android smartphone, thus making it an ordinary phone for seniors. To achieve this, you should simply purchase the usual Android mobile device and install an app called Phonotto. This free application can turn your Android smartphone into an uncomplicated phone.
What the app does after it has been installed is to introduce another stratum on the Android phone providing fast access to basic phone tools while concealing all the applications in the background. Seniors will not find it difficult understanding the design as the app’s interface makes use of big fonts plus large buttons.
If you prefer to have the app always available, you can configure it to auto-run when the phone is booting. Any time you want to return to your usual Android screen, you can hide the Phonotto application by pressing the Home button.
Edoardo Turelli the developer of the application indicated that they intend to introduce additional features in the future such as the capability to browse or capture images. If the app can integrate with the address book of the phone it would be much more functional, due to the fact that no one remembers phone numbers these days.
I hope that this app will help you get rid of the complexities of a Smartphone and make it an easier phone for seniors.